Type 2 diabetes guide
Over 20 million Americans have diabetes and almost one-third are not aware that they have it. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, leg infections, and other serious health problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
By following the steps below and working with your healthcare team, you can prevent or control diabetes and even reduce your risk of long-term complications.
I. Understanding Your Diabetes
II. Managing Your DiabetesIII. Knowing the Consequences of Diabetes
Are you overweight?
How to read a food label
Keeping track of your medications
Sweeteners and sugar substitutes
The Mediterranean diet
Type 2 diabetes drug index
Types of insulin
Emergency warning signs
Calorie and fiber charts
Track your weight-loss goals
Last reviewed 5/13/2010 by Ari S. Eckman, MD, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Previously reviewed by Elizabeth H. Holt, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (6/17/2008).
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